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Sorting Out Our Values

Join Our Community

Here at Third Factor, we’re building a resource hub for questioners, visionaries, active citizens, entrepreneurs, and other aspiring doers of things. To that end, we welcome thoughtful, energetic, and even intense members who help each other harness that intensity, sort out what they really value, and ultimately do what they were made to do.

If you like what you’ve read in our magazine, would you consider supporting us by becoming a member? We offer both monthly and annual memberships at three different levels of support.

Note: if you can’t afford to contribute but think our community could be of use to you, drop us a line.  We don’t want anyone to be excluded for lack of ability to pay.

Subscriber Tier

The subscriber tier is for those who wish to support our writing and podcasting and aren’t interested in being part of an online community. For $4 USD per month or $40 USD per year, subscribers will be able to read special new content and back issues behind our paywall. When our podcast relaunches in late fall 2022, we’ll have subscriber-only episodes for you to enjoy, too.

To summarize for the skimmers:

  • Read our paywalled content
  • Coming Fall 2022: Listen to subscriber-only episodes of our podcast

Community Member Tier

The Community Member tier is for those who are looking to connect and converse with other Third Factor readers. For $7 USD per month or $70 USD per year, Community Members will receive an invitation to our forum, which you can read more about here. In addition to this foundational text-based message board, we also offer period Zooms (accessible through the Circle forum), some of which are themed while others are unstructured hangouts.

In sum:

  • Participate in our text-based Community Forum
  • Join our live Zoom-based members’ events, including open sessions, article discussions, and structured conversations on our key themes
  • All the perks of the Subscriber Tier

Benefactor Tier

The Benefactor Tier is for those generous souls who want to support our continued growth with a pledge that goes beyond covering their own costs. Benefactors can set their own pledge levels, beginning at $10 USD per month or $100 USD per year. This comes with a thank you gift and a discount off of ad space on our front page, but the real reason to sign up for this level is because you believe in the mission and purpose of Third Factor and you want to see it keep on growing.

To our benefactors, a heartfelt thank you. It was because a few people thought it was worth it that this site exists at all.

In short:

  • Coming soon: A special yearly gift in the form of Third Factor swag or a special event
  • Receive discounts on ad space and special events

Coming Soon: A New Website Experience

As you read this (in late summer and early fall 2022), our coding team is in the process of developing a new website, integrating our events and podcast on to a front page that will make it easier to stay on top of all we offer both free readers and members. This redesign is made possible by our membership, and we hope it makes the experience better for you. Thank you!